The California Channel

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The California Channel
CalChannel Logo.png
LaunchedFebruary 4, 1991
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaCalifornia
HeadquartersSacramento, California
Formerly calledCal-SPAN

The California Channel or CalChannel is a public service news television channel funded by the California Cable Television Industry.[1] The channel started out by operating every weekday from 9:00am to 3:30pm; broadcasting proceedings of the California Senate, Assembly and their various committees.[2] It now runs twenty four hours a day reaching 5.5 million subscribers across the state.[1] The channel was created by the Center for Governmental Studies together with the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California and first broadcast on February 4, 1991. In 1993, the California Cable Television Industry assumed responsibility for governance and funding for the channel.[3]


  1. ^ a b Chaussee, Jennifer (02/10/11). "Don't touch that dial! CalChannel turns 20". Capitol Weekly. Retrieved 16 December 2012. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Haynes, Raymond (September 1, 2006). "Selling Commercials On the California Channel". Metropolitan News-Enterprise. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  3. ^ "History". The California Channel. Retrieved 21 December 2012.